We present an algorithm for the rapid numerical integration of smooth, time-periodic differential equations with small nonlinearity, particularly suited to problems with small dissipation. The emphasis is on speed without compromising accuracy and we envisage applications in problems where integration over long time scales is required; for instance, orbit probability estimation via Monte Carlo simulation. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our algorithm by applying it to the spin-orbit problem, for which we have derived analytical results for comparison with those that we obtain numerically. Among other tests, we carry out a careful comparison of our numerical results with the analytically predicted set of periodic orbits that exists for given parameters. Further tests concern the long-term behaviour of solutions moving towards the quasi-periodic attractor, and capture probabilities for the periodic attractors computed from the formula of Goldreich and Peale. We implement the algorithm in standard double precision arithmetic and show that this is adequate to obtain an excellent measure of agreement between analytical predictions and the proposed fast algorithm.
|Titolo:||The high-order Euler method and the spin-orbit model|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Citazione:||BARTUCCELLI M, DEANE J, & GENTILE G (2015). The high-order Euler method and the spin-orbit model. CELESTIAL MECHANICS & DYNAMICAL ASTRONOMY, 121, 233-260.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|